RD Recap: The New Yorker Snags Nicholas Blechman; Changes at Lucky

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe New Yorker grabs Nicholas Blechman to be creative director. He had been at The New York Times, serving as book review art director. Editor David Remnick credited Blechman, who replaces Wyatt Mitchell, as being “a smart and original contributor to the international design and illustration world.”… California Sunday, one of the best recent magazine debuts, hires Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn as senior editor. She had been heading up the reviews section at Harper’s… T: The New York Times Style Magazine recruits Hannah Goldfield and Isabel Wilkinson as staff editor and senior online editor, respectively, as it prepares for a relaunch later this summer. Additionally, Whitney Vargas gets a promotion from deputy editor to executive editor, with Emily Stokes jumping up to articles editor…

Lucky shuts down its print version, ending its long, slow death. The publication laid off some staffers in the process but is keeping around a smaller team to handle the digital site… Ebony installs editorial director Kierna Mayo as editor in chief. Kyra Kyles, editorial director of Jet, is the new vice president, head of digital at Ebony.com and JetMag.com… The Pacific Northwest Inlander ends its relationship with columnist Rachel Dolezal for reasons that should be clear to anyone following the news cycle… Dallas Morning News fixture Bob Miller retires after nearly six-and-a-half decades with the paper. Most recently, he was the philanthropy columnist… Read More